Lesson 13

How Many Are There? (Part 2)

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to count collections of objects. The focus is keeping track of which objects have been counted.

Lesson Narrative

Students figure out how many students are in class during Questions About Us routine. Students then count objects in different collections in a way that makes sense to them. The second activity is an optional activity that provides support in pairing the verbal count sequence with objects.

  • Representation
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Count collections of objects.
  • Keep track of objects that have been counted.

Student Facing

  • Let’s count collections of objects.

Required Preparation

Activity 2:

Each students needs a bucket or container to place their objects in as they count them. 

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from:
    • Connecting Cubes, Stages 1 and 2
    • Pattern Blocks, Stages 1, 2, and 3
    • Geoblocks, Stages 1 and 2
    • Picture Books, Stages 1 and 2

CCSS Standards

Addressing

Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

In the next unit, students will count groups of images in different arrangements. How does the work in this lesson help prepare students to count images?

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